The service includes an application assessment process using online DWP benefit checking tool. Parents apply through an efficient online application portal that involves real-time eligibility checks and outcome email responses. We also provide face-to-face and telephone support for parents and schools regarding assessment
- email confirmation of pupil eligibility
- regular checks and updates of eligibility
- weekly updates and monthly reports for free school meals and pupil premium eligibility
- benefit from access to historical parent FSM data and automatic eligibility checks
Available to academies and free schools in Hackney only.
"2.5% of Hackney secondary aged pupils and 29.6% of Hackney primary aged pupils are known to be eligible for and claiming free school meals."
DfE – Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2017
Hackney schools benefited from over 17 million pounds in Pupil Premium funding in 2017/18. DfE - Pupil premium allocations and conditions of grant 2017 to 2018